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IT recruitment agency Harvey Nash saw a five per cent decline in gross profits in the first six months of this year, but said it maintained revenues thanks to growth in offshoring work. The agency expects revenues in line with last year and a gross profit of £2m for the half year ended 31 July. In a statement to the Stock …

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When the upturn begins?

Won't they need it for the next leg of the depression?

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tossers

In the train's "Quiet Zone" of 13th May 2009 was one "Stacy" from Harvey Nash. Via his phone he proceeded, without irony, to terminate the contract of some guy in HSBC for "inappropriate behaviour". Fortunately he alighted at the next stop.

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Agency Scum

Good News for Harvey Nash

Bad News for anyone who works in IT

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Chicken and egg

"...a five per cent decline in gross profits in the first six months of this year, but said it maintained revenues thanks to growth in offshoring work."

They might not have lost so much recruiting work if they weren't encouraging companies to move jobs offshore in the first place.

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Brilliant

Can't wait until the fuckwits that offshored their IT find out that their short term profit from offshoring turns into long term pain, delusion and deficits. Been there, done that, got the souvenirs. Big companies never learn from their own reason d'etre - that nobody is in business to serve you for nothing, it's all for gain. You thought running IT was just a bottomless pit of expense? Welcome to a whole new world filled with those that will professionally pull your fiscal undies down and leave you sore.

Agents? Best bit about a recession really - shame this mob escaped the cull.

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I read that IT agents...

were just telephone sales people these days. I hope Harvey Nash aren't recomending companies go offshore coz HN aren't an IT company and they really don't know what they are talking about.

I know someone that went to work there as some kind of junior consultant and all his experience was 10 years as a cook in a trendy high street bar. Within a week he was flinging IT acronyms around all over the place, and was he an expert consultant by then. Too right he was.

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